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PostPosted: July 1st, 2017, 3:32 pm 
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from memory it is a mid 90's boat, well used not wrapped or pinned ever. Shows some wear from bump & grind on Grand & Credit rivers over the years. I've not used it for a few years and its taking up space on the canoe rack and I'm being pressured to reduce the fleet [does not matter that one boat is my son's kayak, it is in my canoe rack :D ]

I do not know what would be a fair range to list it for these days, and life is too busy to see using it so it may as well move to a new owner.

Thoughts?

Peter


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PostPosted: July 3rd, 2017, 8:28 am 
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Royalex or poly?


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PostPosted: July 3rd, 2017, 9:33 am 
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RHaslam wrote:
Royalex or poly?

Royalex


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PostPosted: July 3rd, 2017, 12:07 pm 
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Discos are three layer polylink.. Penobscots were offered in Royalex and 3 layer
You can check by a ball park weight. If its Rx its mid sixties.. 3 layer runs closer to 80
They go here for about $300.
How its stored is important as Discos are notorious for hogging if stored upside down with just the ends supported


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PostPosted: July 3rd, 2017, 7:28 pm 
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My disco is poly, only paid 800 new, so I wouldn't think second hand would be a lot.


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PostPosted: July 5th, 2017, 6:06 pm 
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littleredcanoe wrote:
Discos are three layer polylink.. Penobscots were offered in Royalex and 3 layer
You can check by a ball park weight. If its Rx its mid sixties.. 3 layer runs closer to 80


Time to go diving into the files - I would have sworn that it was sold to me as a royalex - but that was a long time ago. This weekend I might be able to access it and see about what it weighs, it is currently blocked in by the parts for a new shed that has to go up this weekend.


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PostPosted: July 5th, 2017, 7:15 pm 
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If it's speckled on the inside. It's not RX
Sellers often have no clue other than it's plastic


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PostPosted: July 5th, 2017, 7:38 pm 
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littleredcanoe wrote:
If it's speckled on the inside. It's not RX
Sellers often have no clue other than it's plastic


Purchased new from a local Old Town retailer :(

it served my needs at the time & over the years so I guess I cannot complain too much :)

I'll check this weekend and report (assuming the weather allows the shed to go up and clear the access.


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PostPosted: November 4th, 2017, 3:14 pm 
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Inside was a fairly uniform tan, not sure what it was but it sold to a fellow I work with, his offer was acceptable to me.


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PostPosted: November 4th, 2017, 4:17 pm 
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On a tangent here but are there any companies other than Nova Craft that put serial numbers on their boats that are traceable?

Nova Craft's plate says right on it what it is made out of, and you can email them to find out when it was made and other details like weight off the assembly line.

Trailhead serial numbers their canoes (or used to a few years ago anyway) but if you email them with the number they don't actually have a record of it which is useless and makes you wonder why they put the serial number on there in the first place.


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PostPosted: November 5th, 2017, 11:18 am 
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I'm sure all of the big canoe makers keep a database.

I often contact manufacturers to trace a serial # for confirmation of ownership or to re-register it under my (or my purchaser's) information. They usually have all product specifications recorded too.

I'll also contact the police with the # to confirm that it's not stolen if in question.
Insurance companies would use this # too.


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